Children over 2 years of age are requested to borrow a puzzle or game as one of those 3 items.Before leaving the Toy Library, members should check that the toy is complete and undamaged.
We recommend that you clean toys before giving them to babies, as we cannot guarantee they are sterile. All pieces need to be counted before returning the toy to the Toy Library. Please return toys in the same (or better!) condition as when borrowed.
A Cleaning Kit available in the kitchen at the Toy Library if you have run out of time cleaning toys at home.
- A cleaning formula which removes grease, such as Spray and Wipe; Tri-Nature (enviro-friendly); or Bi-carb and vinegar (enviro- friendly and non-toxic)
- Disinfectant (eg. Dettol) or wipes
- A cleaning cloth
- An old toothbrush
If soiled, wash the toy well with hot, soapy water - use the toothbrush to help. Use a grease-removing formula if necessary. Rinse. Please do not submerge puzzles, games, baby rattles and similar items in water.
Dry the toy with a tea towel.
"Outdoor toys" also require thorough cleaning as they are often used indoors by different members.
Dress ups should be gently washed and dried prior to return.
If your child has been ill, please disinfect the toys, but do not soak them in disinfectant as this can remove the colour from some plastics.